It’s been a busy year for the entire family. You’ve put a lot of effort into your career so that you can provide your kids with everything they need going forward. You all deserve a break and that’s exactly what you’ve planned.
You booked a trip and you’re tired after arriving at your hotel. It’s time to get some rest and start the vacation the next day. Sadly, the next day doesn’t go according to plan as your kids are in a lot of discomfort. They are itchy all over their body and covered in red lumps. All the evidence points toward bed bugs.
Is this a serious matter for the kids?
Uncomfortable but usually not life-threatening
If your child doesn’t have severe allergies, then bed bug bites are typically not life-threatening. However, that doesn’t mean that they are not uncomfortable and disruptive. Your child may be in severe pain and could suffer from insomnia. It’s also important to consider further complications such as infections. It’s going to be difficult to stop your child itching the bites, which increases the chances of opening larger wounds that could become infected.
Hotels have a responsibility
You paid good money to stay at the hotel and they have a duty to provide a safe and clean environment. They should really take every precaution to prevent bed bug infestations, such as implementing high standards of cleanliness. If an infestation does arise, then it should be dealt with fully before more paying guests arrive.
If your vacation has been spoiled by a bed bug infestation, you may be entitled to seek some compensation. This is a specialist area of law, so reaching out to someone with experience in the field will clarify your options.